Portland Landlords Sue To Halt Ordinance Requiring Payment To Move Evicted Tenants

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:56 PM | Anonymous

Portland Landlords Sue To Halt Ordinance Requiring Payment To Move Evicted Tenants

Submitted by The Editors on Tue, 02/07/2017 - 9:48am

Portland landlords have sued the City of Portland to stop an ordinance that requires landlords who evict tenants without cause to pay moving expenses for the tenants, effective immediately.

The “relocation assistance” ordinance mandates that if a landlord raises the rent on a tenant by more than 10 percent or evicts a tenant without cause, the tenant can then demand the landlord reimburse them for moving costs up to $4,500, according to news reports.

Two Portland landlords, Phillip E. Owen, of Owen Properties, LLC and Michael L. Feves have sued the City of Portland in Circuit Court of Multnomah County asking for an injunction arguing the ordinance is invalid because it violates state law in several ways, including state laws against rent control.

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